Great Results for Sailors at Home and Away

There were grey skies on Saturday afternoon as many sailors took to Bassenthwaite Lake for the start of a busy weekend. Some new members joined in the racing after completing the race training on Saturday morning.

Saturday racing was part of a long series of handicap racing, with Mike Moore and Ian Smith currently heading the leader board but this might change over the next few weeks.

Many members enjoyed the Spring Dinner in Cockermouth on Saturday evening but all had an early night because Sunday and Monday racing were part of the club championship. The OD’s under the supervision of the official starter Herb Telford set great courses. Four different classes of boats were sailing with nearly 30 boats on the water throughout the weekend. The Flying Fifteen Jackpot was very close with William Carruthers (Carlisle) and Alan Smith (Harrington) having a great weekend but losing out on the last race to Scott Beattie and John Somerville (Carlisle) who win overall.

The Lyne Tankard for the GP14 fleet was just as close, competitively fought between Hugh Godfrey with Rhowen Bryce (Whitehaven) and Mike Fairlamb (Dean) and Eric Smith (Carlisle). Things didn’t always go their own way, with Philip and Richard Hodgkins (Brigham) working hard to come second in one race. Overall the series went to Hugh and Rhowen, with Mike and Eric second.

The Mirror fleet is going from strength to strength and six mirrors competing. Mike Chappell (Wigton) was the winner of the Peel Pot but he was given a run for his money when Tim and Rob Smith (Harrington) sailed for the first time this year and won two races.

Ian McPherson took the lead in the Sunday Handicap series in a laser.

All the sailors had a wonderful weekend but everyone was keeping in touch with three of our top GP14 sailors who were sailing at the National Inland Championships at Lake Bala. In a very competitive fleet of nearly 50 boats. Fantastic news was that John Telford and Andy Smith (Whitehaven and Harrington) came 2nd missing out on the championship by just one point. A magnificent achievement and everyone at the sailing club congratulates their success. Our other two sailors also achieved high places with Phil Smith and Mike Cowan (Whitehaven and Crosby) coming 11th, a great achievement in their first season together and Dave and Lynn Lawson (Kendal) coming 13th. These results demonstrate the wealth of talent with the club, next weekend eight of the clubs GP14 crews will be sailing in the Scottish Area Championship at Kippford and the Club wishes them well.

Weekend Series results

Flying 15 JACKPOT

PN    Boat  Helm             1   2   3   4 Pts
 1    3673  S BEATTIE        1   2   3   1   4
 2    3268  W CARRUTHERS     6   1   1   2   4
 3    3473  M MOORE          2   3   4   3   8
 4    3332  W SOMERVILLE     5   5   2   4  11
 5    3521  P BURNELL        3   6   5 RTD  14
 6    3560  I CAMPBELL       4   4 DNS DNS  17
 7    3231  M PARRY        DNS DNS RTD   5  21
 8   93385  J HARDON       RTD   7 DNS DNS  24

           Points for RTD =  8   8   7   7
           Points for DSQ =  8   8   7   7
           Points for DNS =  9

 3 races to count
GP14 LYNE TANKARD

PN    Boat  Helm          1   2   3   4 Pts
 1   13749  H GODFREY     1   3   1   1   3
 2   13327  MiFAIRLAMB    2   1   2   2   5
 3   13142  R HODGKINS    3   2   3   3   8
 4   13161  S SPENCE      5   5   5   4  14
 5   13259  W ROBERTS     6 RTD   4 RTD  16
 6   13371  J RILEY       4   4 DNS DNS  17
 7   13733  A HODGKINS   OD DNS DNS DNS  21
 8   13201  R COY         7 DNS   6 DNS  22

        Points for RTD =  8   7   7   6
        Points for DSQ =  8   7   7   6
        Points for DNS =  9

 3 races to count
PEEL POT

PN    Boat  Helm             1   2   3   4 Pts
 1   69960  M CHAPPEL        1   2   2 DNS   5
 2   69675  T SMITH        DNS DNS   1   1   9
 3   68852  NICK WOOD      RTD   1 DNS   3   9
 4   48881  K SHARP          2 DNS RTD   2   9
 5   33434  S WATSON         3   3   3   4   9
 6   41143  D POULTON      DNS RTD DNS DNS  19

           Points for RTD =  5   5   5   5
           Points for DSQ =  5   5   5   5
           Points for DNS =  7

 3 races to count
HANDICAP SUNDAY SERIES

PN    Boat  Helm          Class        1   2   3   4 Pts
 1  167828  I MACPHERSON  LAS          1   1   1   1   3
 2     501  N CURRIE      RS400        2   2  OD DNS   7
 3    1140  J CHRISTIE    VORTEX       4   3   2 RTD   8
 4     172  J HALLIDAY    SPORT 16     3   4   3 DNS  10
 5  146265  TBA           LAS        DNS RTD DNS DNS  20

                     Points for RTD =  5   6   4   3
                     Points for DSQ =  5   6   4   3
                     Points for DNS =  6

 3 races to count
Managed to sneak the following from Bridget's diary

Saturday
What a week. Just spotted WIlliam and remembered there was three things I was supposed to do – send in last week’s sailing report for the website (failed), send a cheque for tonight’s Spring dinner (never got around to that either), can’t even remember what the third thing was!

Somehow I ended up doing the shopping at Sainsbury’s in my nightie (don’t think anyone noticed).

Had a great meal at The Trout – we all really enjoyed it. Miles revealed a secret to those who were there – everyone will just have to wait a week or so.

Sunday
Should have been a lazy day till I was reminded that we were on OD duty. Managed to design a course with several black holes in it (and William fell in one of them!). Afternoon went better but it was suggested that the course was the wrong way round – time to dust off that resignation letter again.

Could this have been the first time that an OD has worn a nightie while on duty – who cares!

Monday
Remembered to get dressed properly today. Tent were taken down in dry weather – first time for a while. Must get that boat sprayed, the boys are getting too much practice and they’re going too bl***** well.

 

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